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Hong Kong, ChinaAll For A Vision’s Clear-Eyed HK Electro Rock
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All For A Vision's Clear-Eyed HK Electro Rock

December 15, 2011
One of Hong Kong's most refreshing new bands, All for A Vision takes the electronicore tactics of a heavily tattooed group like Asking Alexandria and retools them in the service of a more innocent...
Kyoto, JapanAnarchy in Kyoto
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Anarchy in Kyoto

December 15, 2011
Kyoto, Japan -- known for its shrines and breathtaking scenery --  harbors a few secrets. Behind the tourist traps lie standard urban problems: poverty, broken homes, alcoholism, and emotional pain. And Anarchy is leaking them all. Anarchy hails from...
Coolest Non-English Tracks of 2011
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Coolest Non-English Tracks of 2011

Yes, it's the language that I'm writing in. But I'm over it. Music lovers around the world must be agreeing with me, because from our view at MTV Iggy, 2011 marked a clear move beyond the English-language domination of pop music. As our 2011 Best...
Tehran, IranYAS: Persian Rap Royalty
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YAS: Persian Rap Royalty

Rapper YAS is Iran's Persian hip hop laureate. A disciple of Tupac and Rumi, YAS uses poetic imagery delivered through an impassioned, at times ferocious, flow to communicate uplifting rhymes about his culture and people. The 29-year-old Tehran native...
Genoa, ItalyBASTA! Zero Plastica Raps for the 99%
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BASTA! Zero Plastica Raps for the 99%

Long before Occupy Wall Street, Italian rappers Zero Plastica gave voice to the plight of the 99% -- the messed up economy, political chicanery, organized crime, lack of opportunity and overwhelming odds stacked against regular people. DJ Nio, Lure, and...
South Shields, United KingdomThe Trippy Soul Of Lulu James
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The Trippy Soul Of Lulu James

You can't get more fresh-faced than Lulu James. At 21, she's released  just two singles on the Internet within the last few weeks, but her career has kicked off with an epic bang. Last year she supported the amazing Ghostpoet, and she recently got an...